Explosion of gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea: the Ukrainian track

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2023-06-10 07:00:09

FOCUS – The police officers of the German Federal Criminal Office, in charge of the investigation into the sabotage committed on September 22, think they have identified one of those responsible. Their discovery embarrasses Berlin because the suspect is a Ukrainian soldier.

This article is from Figaro Magazine

On September 26, 2022, at a depth of 80 meters in the Baltic Sea, the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines exploded simultaneously. What would quickly turn out to be sabotage cut off any possibility for the Russian state company Gazprom to supply Germany with natural gas via these two pipelines. In the eight months that followed, all sorts of hypotheses circulated about those responsible for this attack. A Russian track has been mentioned, based on the presence in the area of ​​surface ships and submarines. On his side, the American journalist Seymour Hersh saw the hand of the US Navy there. However, last week, investigations by a pool of German, Danish and Swedish editorial staff pointed to another suspect: Ukraine. And their revelations are based on facts and evidence collected by investigators, including those of the Federal Criminal Office (BKA), the elite of the German police.

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